The Northeast Disabled Athletic Association (NDAA) participates in a number of adaptive sports. Some competitively, and others for recreation.
While the NDAA has historically focused on the sports listed below, we are an evolving organization whose mission is not sport-specific. We seek people who are motivated to help achieve our mission of supporting disabled athletes in their pursuit of excellence. Have a passion? Bring it on!
NDAA offers the landlubber a great opportunity to experience the beauty of Lake Champlain aboard our 2-person Martin 16. We offer lessons for beginners and rentals for the more seasoned sailors out of the Moorings in Malletts Bay, VT. Built especially for people with physical disabilities, the Martin 16 is designed to be unsinkable, won't capsize and is a cinch to sail in all wind conditions. Our sailing instructors are veteran sailors and US Sailing trained. We are also proud to offer a computer-assisted helm, sip-and puff joystick tiller and windlass that truly makes this boat accessible to all.
Leave your dependence on shore and enjoy a day on the lake with NDAA. Many of our sailors race in the national and international disabled sailing circuit and our summer is capped off by our Annual Lake Champlain Invitational Martin 16 Regatta, which started in 2003. So whether you are a beginner just interested in learning or an old salt wanting to race, check out our adaptive sailing program.
We are also proud to partner with The Middlebury College Cross Country Ski Program and Rikert Touring to offer Nordic racing and skiing in Central Vermont.